Much has been made this week about the terrible playing conditions at FedEx Field for the NFC Wild Card game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.
For a playoff game, it was surprising to see how poorly kept the turf, or lack thereof, was by the grounds crew.
Viewers probably noticed that the field was very green, almost too green, until play began. Within minutes, the middle of the field was brown. Obviously, something wasn’t right.
As you can see in this video taken by Seahawk Michael Robinson on his phone, the groundskeepers of FedEx Field literally threw some flakes of grass on top of dirt and spray painted the entire field bright green.
After injuries to Robert Griffin III, Chris Clemons and even Marshawn Lynch, scrutiny has reared its ugly head.
It’s hard to imagine that NFL teams would put up with a lack of premier facilitation but, for years, they have done just that. To this day, there are some NFL teams that aren’t playing in the greatest of venues. Here’s a list of stadiums in the league that should be improved or abandoned.
Tenant: Washington Football Team (NFL)